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Demand Planner

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Brand:  Luxottica Wholesale North America
Location: 

Port Washington, NY, US, 11050

Requisition ID: 171664 
Position:Full-Time
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Luxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to global brands; Ray-ban, Oakley and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; Lenscrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.

To support our global business, Luxottica operates multiple manufacturing and logistics facilities across North America to support our retail stores and wholesale customers.

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Demand Planner is responsible for contributing to profit and growth of the North America Wholesale division by supporting the planning, purchasing and maintenance of effective inventory levels. Mines data and produces reports, metrics and analysis to maximize the performance and efficiency of the planning process. Measures and forecasts performance for the channels of trade, plans purchases and manages inventory to achieve financial objectives (maximizing sales potential, minimizing loss from phase-outs and stock-outs). Liaises with Sales teams, Product, Customer Service, Corporate Planning and other cross functional groups to achieve collaboration and consensus and high level of service level to our customers.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates and maintains sku level demand plans to be used in procuring the needed inventory flow from manufacturing; measures performance of forecasting accuracy.
  • Monitors inventory levels to ensure adequate supply maximizing service level as well as identify risk from excess inventory. Identifies trends at the sku level through ABC analysis, point-of-sale data and account usage reports.
  • Provides Director, Inventory Planning & Forecasting with key analysis and direction of forecasts to maximize decision making ability.
  • Conducts and provides analysis of key performance indicators (KPI) among product lines and accounts.
  • Manages purchasing process for new and active items from overseas manufacturing plants using rate of sale, door counts, seasonality and 3-6 month production lead time, optimizing control of inventory expenditures.
  • Monitors, identifies and coordinates other internal and external inventory locations to improve supply efficiency and order fill rate.
  • Fosters consensus and collaboration in the planning process through working with the Sales, Product, Marketing and Corporate Planning teams.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in a Planning role
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to forecast, analyze and prepare statistical data and metrics
  • Ability to manage/mine data from multiple sources to create necessary reports and databases
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Ability to extract conclusions from available data and “tell a story”
  • Expert PC skills, especially MS Excel and Access

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years’ experience in Demand Planning
  • Professional certification (APICS or IBF)
  • Experience and understanding of fashion industry
  • Prior experience with SAP
  • Prior experience with planning software (such as SAP APO or Manugistics)

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 or e-mail HRCompliance@luxotticaretail.com (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option so that we may follow up in a timely manner). 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.  Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.


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